Services

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the commemorative services held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • 2 Australian Field Ambulance Association 2019

    24 November 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C43

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED 

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    The 2nd Field Ambulance was one of three such units operating within the First Division of the First World War.  Each Unit was asigned to one of the three Brigades within the First Division. The 2nd Brigade to which the 2nd Field Ambulance was assigned, comprised of the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions, all from Victoria.

    The 2nd Brigade landed at Gallipoli on the 25 April and the accompanying 2nd Field Ambulance served throughout the campaign, then following the 2nd Brigade to France and Belgium from 1916.

  • 106 Tank Attack Regiment Association 2019

    24 November 2019, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    A commemorative service is held at the Shrine on the last Sunday of November each year. This marks the Regiment's last month of active operations during the Second World War. The day is also the anniversary of the dedication of the unit's memorial tree and plaque at the Shrine. 

  • Last Post Service November 2019

    24 November 2019, 4:30pm

     Wreath Laying and Flag Lowering on the Forecourt

    The Service will be conducted by Shrine Staff and the Shrine Guard 

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     • The Shrine is a memorial to honour the service and sacrifice of Victorians and Australians in war, conflict, peacekeeping and peacemaking.
    • At the week’s close we pause to remember those who have served and sacrificed. We remember them today as we have always remembered them—now and forever.
    • The Shrine stands for remembering, today and every day, that service and sacrifice are fundamental and relevant in creating, maintaining and protecting our national values and way of life.
    • Service and sacrifice are ongoing and continuous as is our commemoration of it.
    • Here all service is equal, and all are welcome.
    • By attending you are taking part in commemoration of service and sacrifice and we thank you.

     

  • Blackburn RSL Sub-Branch 2019

    26 November 2019, 10:45am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw

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    The Blackburn RSL Sub-branch conducts their annual pilgrimage in honour of ex-servicemen and women who were members of the sub-branch.

  • Australian Legion of Ex-Service Men and Women 2019

    27 November 2019, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree E14

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    The Australian Legion was formed in December 1944 from a number of existing organisations, to support all ex-service personnel, including British Commonwealth and Allied personnel, and former members of the peace-time Australian regular and reserve forces. Their families, relatives and interested parties are also welcome. They offer support through a wide variety of means, operating as a not-for-profit network.

    This annual service usually occurs on the last Wednesday of November.

  • Corvette Association/HMAS Armidale with Star of the Sea 2019

    1 December 2019, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Jan Gallagher
     

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    The Corvette Association with support from Star of the Sea College will hold their annual HMAS Armidale Service today. Corvettes are a small class of Naval Ship serving multi-role duties such as mine-sweeping, patrol and bombardments, and are particularly suited to escorting supply convoys. HMAS Armidale was sunk on this day in 1942 after aerial attack from Japanese aircraft, fighting as She went down.